Police chief, mayor meet
Kauai’s mayor has met with the police chief he placed on leave while the county investigates an employee complaint.
The Garden Island newspaper reported Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. and Chief Darryl Perry met Monday night, but a county spokeswoman wouldn’t provide details of the meeting.
Spokeswoman Beth Tokioka says the chief is still on leave.
The island’s top cop was placed on leave earlier this month and then the police commission voted that he could return to work. Perry returned to work last week but was denied access to equipment, including his gun and badge.
A Kauai County Charter Review Commission meeting Monday that was expected to explore whether Carvalho has the authority to place the chief on leave was canceled due to a lack of quorum.
Stun gun helps subdue student
Kauai police used a stun gun to subdue an 18-year-old Kapaa High School student on campus Wednesday after he allegedly threatened officers and resisted arrest.
The student was wanted for investigation of robbery and assault regarding a Jan. 19 incident. A police officer recognized him on campus at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The suspect, described as 6 feet tall and about 270 pounds, threatened two officers and resisted as they attempted to handcuff him, police said. The officers warned the suspect they would use a stun gun if he continued to resist, police said.
Police arrested him on suspicion of robbery, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, resisting arrest and terroristic threatening.